Jewish Film Series

May 12, 2019 - Jun 02, 2019 | Cinema

Montreal premieres of great new films from Jewish film festivals

Tickets: $15 (The full series for only $45) 

To subscribe to the full series, please call Box Office at 514.739.7944.

Ask Dr. Ruth

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 2:30 p.m. + 7 p.m.       

USA | 2019 | 100 min.
Director Ryan White
In English 
Montreal Premiere 

"Size doesn't matter!"
One of the hottest docs at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a portrait of the gutsy Dr. Ruth Westheimer at 90. Orphaned by the Holocaust, she became a mother, America's most famous sex therapist, and found love. 


Promise at Dawn - La promesse de l'aube

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 2:30 p.m. + 7 p.m.        

France, Belgium | 2018 | 131 min. 
Director Eric Barbier
Writing credits Eric Barbier, Marie Eynard, Romain Gary
In French - First Montreal screening of English subtitled version 

Winner of the Jury Prize, Best Narrative Feature, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, 2019

“I made the promise to straighten the world and lay it at his feet.”
A tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of France’s most famous novelists.
From Romain’s childhood in Poland, his mother envisioned her only son’s future success as a famous novelist, diplomat and military hero, and pulled him through Moscow, Vilna, Nice and Paris to achieve her dreams.

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Fig Tree - Drzewo Figowe - Etz Teena

Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 2:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. 

Israel, Germany, France, Ethiopia | 2019 | 93 min.     
Director/Writer Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian
In Amharic with English subtitles
Montreal Premiere


Aalam-Warqe Davidian's won the Audentia Award for Best Female Director at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival
First feature film by an Israeli of Ethiopian origin about leaving her village in Ethiopia for Israel. Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian’s semi-autobiographical feature film debut follows a Jewish Ethiopian teenage girl as she attempts to save her Christian boyfriend from being drafted, even as she and her family are poised to flee the country.


My Polish Honeymoon - Lune de miel à Zgierz

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 2:30 p.m. + 7 p.m.          

France | 2019 | 88 min. 

Director/Writer Élise Otzenberger
In French with English subtitles
Montreal Premiere 

It’s a comedy about Adam and Anna, a young Parisian couple of Jewish origin who leave for their first trip to Poland. They were invited to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the destruction of Adam's grandfather’s village. Adam is not as excited as Anna is about this trip.  She is overwrought, wanting to understand her grandmother’s Polish history which has been hidden from her. Their journey through Poland is full of surprises.



The Jewish Film Series is curated by:  Beverly Shaffer, Martin Malina, Gisele Rucker, Irene Angelico and Edit Kuper.


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